18 Dec 2012

The incredible 'alien' skull discovered in a Mexican cemetery

It is an astonishing image that could have come straight from the plot of a Ridley Scott movie. Archaeologists in Mexico today revealed the astonishing skull of a person suffering from a cranial disfiguration.

alien skull

Believed to be 1,000 years old, the find was made near the small Mexican village of Onavas. The find is eerily similar to the Alien in Ridley Scott's film of the same name

The find is believed to be the first in the region showing the practice of binding a skull to change its shape. 'Cranial deformation in Mesoamerican cultures was used to differentiate one social group from another and for ritual purposes,' said archa

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